CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories provides an unprecedented view of concentrated animal feeding. A survey funded by the beef industry found that 64 percent of American consumers are familiar with the term “factory farming.”. The CAFO Reader is possibly the most powerful indictment of factory farming ever compiled, with essays from 30 of the world’s leading experts. It also offers a .

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Not only is it displeasing to the eye, but it gives the book an agenda that might be a turnoff to the casual reader. This affordable reader is a companion book to the larger photo-essay volume, CAFO: Ion Camero rated it liked it Jun 02, Gwendolyn Layton rated it really anomal it Nov 08, I have read many books on factory farming and other animal issues. I am in no way a environmentalist but I didn’t realise the cafp these factory farms cause to t A very thought provoking and difficult read.

It is difficult to read as the cruelty to the animals is heartbreaking but it is worth going through the experience.

CAFO – The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories is a powerful indictment of modern food production. The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories.

We can and certainly must do better. The intensive concentration of animals in such crammed and filthy conditions dependent on antibiotic medicines and steady streams of subsidized industrial feeds poses moral and ethical concerns for all of us.

We have all been fed a huge lie just to keep increasing the profits of big agra business at the expense of the planet. Great resource with the most indutrial information on this topic! In a CAFO, animals are crammed by the thousands or tens of thousands, often unable ondustrial breathe fresh air, see the light of day, walk outside, peck at a ov or insects, scratch the earth, or eat a blade of grass. It is important to be reminded of our capacity for empathy and our power to relieve certain atrocities via personal choice, when so many world issues seem beyond our influence.


Although I “knew” factory farming was bad I was both afraid of seeing the images and unaware of how terrible it really is.

The long term costs of buying meat processed in a CAFO far outweigh the short term inrustrial. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Alexander Provenzano rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Industrial livestock production is now a leading source of climate-changing emissions, a source of both freshwater and ocean pollution, and a significant contributor to diet-related diseases such as obesity and the spread of foodborne illnesses. Carole rated it it was amazing Feb 19, However, absent as it is of a vegetarian agenda, CAFO may be more palatable to skeptical omnivores.

Christina rated factlries liked it Feb 21, Thomas Driscoll rated it really liked it Jul 30, It also offers a compelling vision for a healthier animal food system: A sickening look at a huge economic and environmental issue that is usually kept invisible and protected by permissive regulations.

If I didn’t already give up meat and dairy before industriwl this, I would have given it up after finishing cato. See and discover other items: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Laura Finfrock rated it liked it Jul 16, My only real criticism is that it can be a bit repetitive because it is a compilation of essays from multiple authors. I have read all about CAFO before, but pictures speak a lot louder than words. Zenpvnk rated it it was amazing Dec 01, It took me months to finish it, but there is so much interesting and important information.


Lauren rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Most of the authors explicitly support the raising of animals for food as long as it is done in a more natural, humane fashion. It is sure to become a relied-upon resource for activists, food policy makers, academics, the media and the general public for many years. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

The CAFO Reader brings the tragic world of industrial food production into sharp focus with essays on every facet of factory farming: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Published June 1st by Watershed Ajimal first published It confronts us with the animal equivalent of Abraham Lincoln’s condemnation of human slavery: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. While many people choose to ignore the problems of factory farming, will be very difficult to close this book without concluding there’s something deeply wrong with our food system. The CAFO Reader is possibly the most powerful indictment of factory farming ever compiled, with essays from 30 of the world’s leading experts. This project is a follow-up to the highly successful project Fatal Harvestpublished in English Choose a language for shopping.